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Test Automation Engineer

Ernst & YoungNashville, TN

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fulltime @ $80,000 - $100,000

Test Automation Engineer

Posted 5 months ago

The Senior Quality Assurance Specialist role is in the Solution Delivery pillar. The main function of this pillar is to develop and test solutions created to support the Americas Tax Practice.

Essential Functions of the Job:

  • Responsible for quality assurance testing of solutions as established by Quality Assurance Lead
  • Provide technical guidance and expertise to team members, colleagues and/or customers
  • Assist in the development of quality assurance and testing policies, standards and procedures, processes, and best practices as related to automation
  • Contribute to program/project review meetings. Support Quality Assurance Management in determining status, assessing problem areas, suggesting and reviewing corrective actions, directing/planning necessary extra work, and rework and re-plan activities
  • Support the onboarding of new team members
  • Work with project stakeholders to determine the appropriate quality initiatives to implement during system development life cycles
  • Support Quality Assurance Lead in upward stakeholder management and day-to-day management of the Quality Assurance team
  • Make recommendations to the Quality Assurance Lead on the improvement of Quality Assurance processes and practices and where appropriate help to establish these and implement where agreed
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with other IT services, IT solution functions and customers to expedite delivery of IT solutions
  • Provide feedback and suggestions to improve the application of basic principles and practices related to Software Development Process Improvement
  • Identify process improvements, and contributes to corporate testing standards and definition of best practices
  • Investigate and document the internal control of specified aspects of automated or partly automated processes, and assesses compliance with the relevant standards
  • Control, update and distribute new and revised quality standards, including technical changes
  • Work within quality assurance frameworks to ensure stability, efficiency and scalability
  • Review requirements and specifications, and define test automated test solutions
  • Design test cases and test scripts under own direction, mapping back to pre-determined criteria, recording and reporting outcomes to Quality Assurance Lead
  • Execute automated tests and undertake analysis of results to ensure that software meets or exceeds specified standards and/or client and technical requirements
  • Take responsibility for integrity of testing and acceptance activities and coordinates the execution of these activities
  • Provide authoritative advice and guidance on any aspect of test planning and execution
  • Manage all test processes, including test plans, resources, costs, timescales, test deliverables, and traceability
  • Analyze and report test activities and results
  • Identify and report issues and risks associated with own work

#Analytical/Decision Making Responsibilities: Proactive approach to identifying issues and presenting solutions and options, and where appropriate, leading to resolution Ability to clearly articulate both problems and proposed solutions

Knowledge and Skills Requirements:

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Maintains knowledge of specific technical specialisms, provides detailed advice regarding their application and executes specialized tasks
  • Motivated by delivery and speed to outcome
  • Ability to determine strategic direction and not just tactical
  • The ability to work and team effectively with clients and other management personnel across geographies
  • Flexibility to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity and rapid change
  • Ability to deal efficiently with escalations and difficult situations under pressure
  • Knowledge of Software Development Lifecycle including the functional and non-functional test phases
  • Knowledge of Quality Management techniques
  • Intermediate understanding of the customer services and business processes
  • Knowledge of Agile and automation processes
  • Knowledge of quality assurance testing, tooling and associated programming language
  • Demonstrates the ability to research, formulate relevant questions and seek advice about specific concepts and practices to deepen learning and application skills related to Quality Management
  • Demonstrates a basic understanding of key principles related to Software Development Process Improvement
  • Programing experience in VB/VBA/VBScript or C#, .NET platform
  • Experience with Unified Functional Testing (UFT), Quick Test Professional (QTP) and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)
  • Knowledge of Selenium(C#) and other Open Source Test Automation frameworks
  • Experience with TFS, VSTS, Jira or related issue tracking and project management tools
  • Knowledge of manual testing methodologies
  • Knowledge of automation testing methodologies and the implementation of frameworks and harness
  • Knowledge of techniques for developing robust, scalable automation frameworks,
  • Knowledge of tools and processes for results reporting
  • Experience with testing big enterprise, high-traffic and multi-tier applications using MS Azure or Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Knowledge of Continuous Integration processes
  • Knowledge of how automation interacts with DevOps

Supervision Responsibilities:

  • Works with limited direction and oversight

Other Requirements:

  • Occasional overnight travel may be required

Job Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree ( computer science, engineering, accounting, finance preferred) or equivalent work experience 3 - 5 years of relevant experience

EY, an equal employment opportunity employer (Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Disabled), values the diversity of our workforce and the knowledge of our people.